The future role of malls in the Middle East

The future role of malls in the Middle East

It is clear that the coronavirus has accelerated e-commerce, even in traditional economies of the Middle East. Nagi Morkos, founder and managing partner at Hodema consulting services, examines the likelihood of malls making a comeback post Covid-19.

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Luxury on the horizon in KSA

Luxury on the horizon in KSA

Amid the current global pandemic and travel restrictions, Saudi Arabia remains committed to its Vision 2030 and projects are underway to transform its hospitality offering. Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa and South Asia of HVS, shines a bright light on the kingdom’s luxury resorts and what we can expect to see.

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America’s great restaurant rebound

America’s great restaurant rebound

Like elsewhere, the United States’ restaurant sector has had a tough time responding to the seemingly endless challenges posed by Covid-19. However, interesting trends are emerging, as Rod Clough, President of HVS Americas, explains.

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Radisson Hotel Group plans 30 EMEA openings this year

Radisson Hotel Group plans 30 EMEA openings this year

Radisson Hotel Group has achieved a strong start to 2021 and remains prudently optimistic about business recovery in the second half of 2021.

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Beyond hospitality: how Accor is positioning itself as a leader in the F&B scene

Beyond hospitality: how Accor is positioning itself as a leader in the F&B scene

HN spoke with Maarten van den Nieuwenhuijsen, vice president, openings and guest quality, Middle East & Africa, to get the lowdown on their upcoming developments.

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A close-up look at Cairo

A close-up look at Cairo

Five years after the implementation of comprehensive economic reform, Egypt’s macroeconomic indicators are starting to show sustained improvement. Maximilian Quack, senior manager for the Middle East and Africa at HVS, delves deep into Egypt’s tourism market.

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Radisson Hotel Group plans 30 new openings across the EMEA region this year

Radisson Hotel Group plans 30 new openings across the EMEA region this year

Planned openings include seven premium lifestyle Radisson Collection hotels and resorts in key cities such as Riyadh.

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José Canals appointed as MD for the Middle East and Asia at Barceló Hotel Group

José Canals appointed as MD for the Middle East and Asia at Barceló Hotel Group

The appointment confirms Barceló’s growth strategy to expand the company footprint across the region over the next years.

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The changing face of Oman’s hospitality sector

The changing face of Oman’s hospitality sector

Hotel markets in the Middle East, and especially in the GCC, are often thought to share similar characteristics and dynamics, but is this a fair analysis? Hala Matar Choufany, president, Middle East, Africa & South Asia of HVS, takes a closer look at Oman’s hospitality sector and gives her thoughts on what we can expect from the country’s Vision 2040.

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Eye For Design: Middle Eastern Restaurants

Eye For Design: Middle Eastern Restaurants

Covid-19 has played havoc with restaurant design. Interior architect and concept developer Suzy Habre suggests ways of working around the challenges the pandemic presents.

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